Interventional Nephrology Forum

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Dr. Vandana Dua Niyyar

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology,  Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Director, Vascular Access Quality,  Emory Dialysis

Secretary-Treasurer, ASDIN

President-Elect, ASDIN

Board of Directors, Kidney Health Initiative, ASN and FDA joint venture 2021-2023

Chair, Certification and Accreditation Committee, ASDIN

Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD, FASN is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Emory University. Dr. Niyyar’s clinical interests center on kidney failure, with specific expertise in dealing with vascular access for hemodialysis patients and renal ultrasonography. She is passionate about promoting multidisciplinary collaboration in research and education in the field of vascular access; with the ultimate goal of optimizing access care and processes for dialysis patients. Dr. Niyyar serves in a variety of leadership roles, including as President-Elect of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) and she recently graduated as a Fellow of the Woodruff Leadership Academy. Dr. Niyyar enjoys teaching and has taught numerous didactic presentations and hands-on training workshops regionally, nationally, and internationally. Additionally, she has served as Co-Chair of the ASDIN 2018 and 2019 Annual Scientific Meetings, Co-Chair of 2018 and 2019 ASN and ASDIN Ultrasound Workshops and the Co-Chair of the 2019 NKF Hands-on Vascular Access Course. She has authored numerous manuscripts and is a regular reviewer for multiple nephrology journals. In 2019, Dr. Niyyar received the ASDIN Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the field of dialysis access and the Emory DOM Nanette Wenger Service Award for implementing protocols for vascular access preservation for patients with chronic kidney disease; in 2020, she was the recipient of the American Society of Nephrology Mid-Career Distinguished Clinical Service Award and in 2021 she received the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin Clinical Excellence Award.